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  • Cloud Computing—Lowering Cost and Complexity Barriers in the Healthcare Industry

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    IT has been tasked to deliver fast, reliable, and secure access to critical information while handling the growing volumes of clinical notes, images, diagnostics, scheduling, and billing, all while adhering to HIPAA and HiTech mandates.

    How can healthcare organizations acquire the necessary hardware and software to envelope this vast chasm of medical data while remaining compliant and in budget?

  • E-book: Defending the BYOD Healthcare Landscape: Strategies for Safeguarding Patient Data

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    When it comes to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, enterprises face an inherent conflict between leveraging the potential benefits of flexibility, productivity, and individual choice offered by mobile devices, while maintaining centralized oversight and addressing security and privacy concerns.

    Many issues still stand in the way of the advancement of BYOD implementation. However, there are forward-looking enterprises that are loosening restrictions while addressing data security and privacy. Additional areas of focus for BYOD implementation are:

  • Focus on Technology: Preparing your practice for ICD-10



    The October 1st ICD-10 deadline is approaching. Is your medical practice ready?

    Healthcare organizations that fail testament to ICD-10 IT requirements will risk reimbursement delays, increased claim rejections, and reduced reimbursement due to incorrect or incomplete documentation.

  • E-book: To The Cloud! A New Age in Healthcare IT


    As more and more healthcare organizations are making the shift to the cloud, data security, successful implementation, and patient privacy have become top-of-mind concerns.

    With the vast amounts of data housed in healthcare organizations, it is vital to the security of the information and the success of the implementation that certain precautions are taken. Cloud computing allows for analysis of these large data sets, enabling us to build better outcomes and better diagnoses.

  • E-book: The Healthcare Providers’ Guide to Revenue Cycle Management: Vital Forward-Thinking Investments


    As healthcare and IT merge into a cohesive entity, providers look towards technological innovation to find the next “cure” in fighting disease, advancing quality of care, and still meeting the financial bottom line.

    With recent legislation from HIPAA, ICD-10 and Meaningful Use, hospitals are now legally obligated to meet lofty (and expensive) standards for their healthcare information technology (HIT) hardware and software. How do these organizations comply with these mandates without breaking the bank?

  • BYOD Policy Template for Better Security

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    The use of mobile devices has become an integral component of most people's personal and professional lives today. Businesses now understand that employees often utilize their personal mobile devices in the workplace; however, this raises several safety and privacy concerns that must be addressed.

    This brief provides a guideline for BYOD workplace policies to ensure the confidentiality of protected information and improve staff efficiency.

    Readers will gain insight into strategies how to fortify enterprise-wide, mobile security efforts:

  • Top 5 Reasons Your Hospital is Ready to Graduate to Data-Driven Medication Reconciliation


    Transitions of care and discharge can be a major challenge for care providers. 

    Approximately 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within one month of discharge.  Missed data on patient allergies or medication regiment, inaccurate medications recorded from an incoherent patient or manually from clinical notes—all of these errors can often be the difference between readmission and successful recovery. 

  • The CIO’s BYOD Toolbox: Top Trends for HIPAA Compliant mHealth


    A recent survey by HIMSS reported that 83% of respondents indicated that physicians at their organization were using mobile technology to facilitate some patient care.

    Healthcare IT managers, directors, and CIOs in healthcare are experiencing new demands for supporting mobile health (mHealth) and BYOD practices. They are fielding many questions around mHealth security, reliability and efficiency.

  • The 2015 Hospital Guide To Bring Your Own Device Policies


    Research finds that BYOD policies can save money.

    To maximize those monetary benefits, an effective BYOD policy requires thoughtful planning, investment and execution to maintain the integrity and security of patient information. This guide focuses on the critical points to consider when designing a BYOD policy for a healthcare facility.

    When constructing a BYOD policy, the big questions for employers and employees generally include:

  • Best Practices: High-Level Infrastructure Achievements Drive EHR Success at Mercy Health System

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    In light of recent mandates regarding required EHR integration in hospitals, it has become more and more clear that these systems are paramount to improving patient diagnoses and reducing overall costs.

    In this case study, Mercy Technology Services (MTS) describes the process it followed to roll out Mercy’s EHR solution, with the goal of providing centralized IT operations for Mercy’s 32 hospitals, located across several U.S. states.